"This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.

  1. Rob Reiner

    Director, Writer

  2. Michael McKean


  3. Christopher Guest


  4. Harry Shearer


Top Billed Cast

  1. Christopher Guest

    Christopher Guest

    Nigel Tufnel

  2. Michael McKean

    Michael McKean

    David St. Hubbins

  3. Harry Shearer

    Harry Shearer

    Derek Smalls

  4. Rob Reiner

    Rob Reiner

    Marty DiBergi

  5. June Chadwick

    June Chadwick

    Jeanine Pettibone

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This Is Spinal Tap
This Is Spinal Tap


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Status Released

Release Information

  • September 8, 1984
    R, Theatrical

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 22m

Budget $2,500,000.00

Revenue $4,736,202.00

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